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Christian Moerlein
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May 13, 1818 in Truppach, Bavaria
May 14, 1897 in Cincinnati, Ohio
Spring Grove Cemetery
Conrad Moerlein
1841
Sophia Adam
1843
Jacob Moerlein (1844 - 1953)
John C. Moerlein (1846 - 1921)
Christina Moerlein (1848 - 1849
Barbara Oeh
Lena (1850 - 1930)
John George (1852 - 1891)
Jacob (1855 - 1912)
Anna Catherine (1857 - 1861)
Elizabeth "Lizzy" (1860 - 1925)











Christian, Jr. (1863 - 1865)
William (1866 - 1896)
Emma (1868 - 1928)
Emilie (1872 - 1874)
Christian Moerlein immigrated to the United States in 1841. He eventually settled in Cincinnati.  Along the way, Christian worked as a cellar digger, blacksmith and eventually a beer brewing master.  In 1853, Christian established a brewery on Elm St. in the Over-the-Rhine area of Cincinnati.  At the time, the Over-the-Rhine area of Cincinnati was predominantly a German neighborhood. The brewery, the Christian Moerlein Brewing Company, became the 13th largest brewery in the nation prior to Prohibition.  It was also the most prominent brewery in Cincinnati.

Christian was a generous man.  He befriended many throughout his life.  Below is a copy of an obituary honoring Christian Moerlein that was published on May 19, 1897 in the Cincinnati Enquirer.